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Funeral and cemetery costs are driving the Argentina cremation market

Argentina is a country steeped in heritage. This can be seen in the way of life, the government and the traditions, until recently that is. The way Argentinians are dealing with death is evolving quickly, due to the cost implications. …

How grief therapy dogs can make a difference at your funeral home

Helping people with anxiety, grief, and depression are part of the profession of a funeral director. Some funeral directors however, have found grief therapy dogs to be a great addition to their funeral home in order to support families. The…

Australian Funeral Directors fight for consumers payment rights

The Australian Senate economics committee is currently considering final submissions for a bill that would outlaw cash payments between individuals and businesses of more than $10,000. It has already passed in the House of Representatives last month and the Senate…

James Blunt makes the world cry with touching goodbye song to his father

Famous musician James Blunt has written another tear jerker this year, about the looming mortality of his father. Former Cavalry officer Colonel Charles Blount, is currently battling stage four chronic kidney disease. The experience has been eye opening for the…

Award winning Scottish crematorium sets out on a green mission to offset its LPG usage

The 2019 best crematorium winner of the Scottish Funeral Awards, the Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium has now become one of the most environmentally friendly crematoriums in Scotland. In their journey to become more sustainable the crematorium has begun…

One American trying to tackle disrepaired veteran gravestones across the USA 

Everyone in the death care industry has seen gravestones that have fallen into disrepair. One American man, Trae Zipperer, learned about the extent of this during his journey to see all the gravesites of his ancestors. After traveling across 5…

South Dakota funeral home is purchased by a local young family

It all started in the late 1800´s when the Medin Brothers started a Furniture and Undertaking business in Dell Rapids. In 1906 it changed hands to another family member and was sold to the current name sake, the Kahler family,…

Florida based Foundation Partners acquires family-run Oregon funeral chain Musgrove Mortuaries and Cemeteries

Foundation Partners, a private company out of Florida, is now the owner of the local family owned Oregon funeral chain Musgrove Mortuaries and Cemeteries Musgrove Mortuaries and Cemeteries’ origin story dates all the way back to 1883 when Eugene and…

Neptune society being sued for not upholding prepaid service plan agreements

Neptune Society, one of America’s largest funeral service providers,  is being sued by the California attorney general accusing the company of not having enough reserves in the bank and misleading business practices Neptune Society is accused of pocketing $100 million…

New research shows only 30 out of 198 countries have sufficient palliative care accessible

 A new international study led by the University of Glasgow has confirmed that only 14% of people worldwide have access to palliative care. The research confirms what palliative care professionals have been saying for years, that end of life care…